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ALTA Certification Academic Language Therapy

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1. Is one that provides for translating test scores into a statement about the behavior to be expected of a person with that score or their relationship to a specified subject matter. Most tests and quizzes written by school teachers are criterion-refer

2. Two vowels standing adjacent in the same syllable whose sounds blend smoothly together in one syllable. There are only four diphthongs in English. These are ou/out - ow/cow - oi/oil - oy - boy

3. State Board of Eduation

4. Provide different ways for kids to take in information or communicate their knowledge back to you. The changes do not alter or lower the standards or expectations of a subject or a test.

5. Explicitly teaches strategies and techniques for studying texts and acquiring meaning

6. A base word or meaningful unit in there terminology of structural linguistics.

7. A word that is immediately recognized as a whole and does not require decoding to identify. A sight word may or may not be phonetically regular.

8. Vocabulary stressed the events of daily life - Common - everyday - down to earth words - Most are one syllable words

9. Whole body learning

10. Expects child to learn reading as "naturally" as speech - Uses child's oral language as content for reading - Uses child's oral language as basis for spelling instruction - Children learn to "read" by reading and re-reading "big books" together with

11. A way of describing - in standard deviation units - a raw score's distance from its distribution means.

12. A significant unit of visual shape. We use the visual shape as to cover not only writing - but also any other shape perceived by the eye which is a visible representation of a unit of speech. A single graphic letter or letter cluster which represents

13. Words that are able to be broken apart by the position of the vowels and consonants in order to pronounce.

14. Supported only by "qualitative research" instead of quantitative research - Teaches "whole words" in word families - Students are not explicitly taught that there is a relationship between letters and sounds for most sounds

15. Gray Oral Reading Test-Fourth Edition Screening test. Provides an efficient and objective measure of growth in oral reading and an aid in the diagnosis of oral reading difficulties Standard Scores - Percentile Ranks - Grade Equivalents - Age Equivale

16. Closed syllable

17. Federal Law. Nondiscrimination on the basis of handicap in programs receiving federal $$ - Civil Rights Law - to protect people with disabilities by allowing full participation in the workplace.

18. Study of how morphemes are combined into words - must include study of base words - roots - and affixes

19. Construction and Reconstruction - Construct understanding based on analysis and synthesis.

20. Was a pivotal event in English history. It largely removed the native ruling class - replacing it with a foreign - French-speaking monarchy - aristocracy - and clerical hierarchy. This - in turn - brought about a transformation of the English languag

21. An ability test is designed to measure either your general intelligence or your mental aptitude in a particular area. For example

22. Two adjacent letters repressing a single consonant sound

23. Taught visual to auditory - Taught auditory to visual - Students should also master blending of sounds into words and as well segmenting whole words into individual sounds.

24. Effective for special needs - Uses all possible senses - tracing - saying - listening - looking - Typically called VAKT - Visual - Auditory - Kinesthetic - Tactile - Can be used with either Phonics or Whole Language

25. Multiple Viewpoints - Analyze text critically - understand multiple point of view

26. A score that combines several scores according to a specified formula.

27. A class of open speech sounds produced by the easy passage of air through a relatively open vocal tract. A - E - I - O - U

28. Use - pictures - charts - maps - graphs - etc...clear view of teacher - color to highlight important text - ask teacher to provide handouts - illustrate ideas as pictures before writing them down - use multi media

29. To adjacent letters representing a single vowel sound

30. Shakespeare - Samuel Johnson - first comprehensive dictionary of English - Noah Webster - first dictionary of American English - Oxford Dictionary published in full 1928

31. Three adjacent letters which represent one speech sound (tch)

32. Phonemic Awareness - Phonics - Vocabulary Development - Reading Fluency - including oral reading skills - Reading Comprehension Strategies

33. Attempt - Failure - Frustration - Avoidance - Lack of Practice - No improvement - Loss of esteem - loss of motivation = THIS

34. One of a class of speech sounds in which sound moving through the vocal tract is constricted or obstructed by the lips - tongue or teeth during articulation.

35. Vowel - consonant - e syllable

36. 1925 - Coined the term "strephosymbolia" which means twisted symbols; Pathologist - neurologist and psychitrist in the US - studied with Dr. Alzheimer in Germany - work influenced by James Hinshelwood

37. Aspect of language concerned with meaning. Curriculum should include comprehension of written language.

38. The percentage is defined to include scores in a specified distribution that fall below the point at which a given score lies.

39. Final stable syllable

40. A group of several test standardized on the same sample population so that results on the several tests are comparable. Example : School achievement tests

41. The ability to segment words into their component phonemes. Is an important aspect of phonological awareness

42. The ability to translate print to speech with rapidity and automaticity that allows the reader to focus on meaning.

43. A standardized test designed to efficiently measure the amount of knowledge and/or skill a person has acquired - usually as a result of classroom instruction. Such testing produces a statistical profile used as a measurement to evaluate student learn

44. Is a specific learning disability that is neurological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the

45. Feeling through fingertips

46. A type of test score that is calculated based on the age that an average person earns a given score within the tested population.

47. Developmental Auditory Impercepion - Dysphasia - Specific Developmental Dyslexia - Developmental Dysgraphia - Developmental Spelling Disability

48. Inferential learning of a concept cannot be take for granted! Never assume!

49. A term coined by Stanovich to describe a phenomenon observed in findings of cumulative advantage for children who read well and have good vocabulary and cumulative disadvantage for those who have inadequate vocabularies and read less and thus have lo

50. A test in which a student's performance is compared to that of a norm group. Often used to measure and compare students - schools - districts and states.